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John FISHER

(1806-1882)

FISHER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., March 13, 1806; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; managed an iron manufacturing establishment in Hamilton, Canada, 1836-1856; member of the city council of Hamilton 1848 and 1849 and served as mayor in 1850; returned to New York State and settled in Batavia in 1856; acted as State commissioner in the erection of the institution for the blind in Batavia 1866-1868; president of a fire insurance company; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; engaged in the fire insurance business; died in Batavia, N.Y., on March 28, 1882; interment in Batavia Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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